fez Fez wont receive patch on XBLA

Fez, one of the more popular indie on the Xbox, will not be getting the re-release of the dreaded patch that deletes players’ saved games.  According to Polytron, Fez’s developer, Microsoft will charge too much for the patch to be released, and therefore, the developer has decided to not release the patch for the Xbox.

Fez, one of the more popular indie on the Xbox, will not be getting the re-release of the dreaded patch that deletes players’ saved games.  According to Polytron, Fez’s developer, Microsoft will charge too much for the patch to be released, and therefore, the developer has decided to not release the patch for the Xbox.

Polytron claims that the patch fixes various issues with the game including, but not limited to, frame rate problems, loading issues, game-killing bugs

Microsoft has denied that the fee was the reason behind Polytron’s decision to not re-release the patch.  In a statement released recently, Microsoft claims that it supports Polytron’s decision to re-release the patch, and that it will remain a “huge fan of Fez,” even though Polytron and Microsoft couldn't hammer out a solution.

“Polytron and their investor, Trapdoor, made the decision not to work on an additional title update for FEZ. Microsoft Studios chose to support this decision based on the belief that Polytron/Trapdoor were in the best position to determine what the acceptable quality level is for their game.

While we do not disclose the cost of Title Updates, we did offer to work with Trapdoor to make sure that wasn’t a blocking issue.

We remain huge fans of Fez.”

Polytron has openly stated that if Fez had been released on Steam instead of XBLA “the game would have been fixed… at no cost to [them].